Congressman Charlie Dent was recognized last week by the organization Fix the Debt as a “Fiscal Hero” for his comprehensive debt and tax reform efforts. Dent, now in his fifth term as a U.S. Representative, serves Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District. Rep. Dent now joins 31 other congressman, including House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, as one of Fix the Debt’s Fiscal Heroes.
Fix the Debt, a non-partisan movement to put America on a better fiscal and economic path, is led by Erskine Bowles and Sen. Alan Simpson, who were also the co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform or “Simpson-Bowles Commission”.
According to their website, Fiscal Heroes are those who “have distinguished themselves by taking fiscally responsible votes, pushing their party leaders to make debt a priority, leading bipartisan efforts to work through policy options to fix the debt, using their town hall meetings to engage and educate constituents, delivering floor speeches to raise awareness about the issue, advocating to keep tough choices on the table, and introducing legislation to improve the nation’s fiscal position.”
Rep. Dent responded positively to the recognition and highlighted his extensive commitment to thorough financial action.
“I’m honored to be included by Fix the Debt in this bipartisan group of House and Senate members dedicated to real debt reduction,” said Dent. “As a member of the Appropriations Committee since 2011, I have made debt reduction a priority. For four consecutive years, discretionary federal spending has gone down. I’m proud to be a part of that. I continue working to maintain a downward pressure on spending and for comprehensive tax reform.”